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Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 7.6 km southwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 7.6 km southwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT -3) Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 7.6 km southwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 39 km depth

22 Oct 09:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
22 Oct 12:40: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 39.0 km (from 25 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 22, 2021 09:30:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Oct 22, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT -3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.8
Depth39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.27°S / 70.19°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode20.27°N / 109.81°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoIrruputuncu (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) SSW of Iquique (pop: 227,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) S of Arica (pop: 186,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 15.3°C (60 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.839 kmOFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
3.835 km9 Km S of Iquique, ChileUSGS

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